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Vietnam will hold its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020

Vietnam will hold its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020

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blogentry-133713-0-32489900-1541749986_thumb.jpgVietnam will be holding its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020. The track is a street circuit and will consists of 22 turns.

 

blogentry-133713-0-87042900-1541749989_thumb.jpgSet to be the fourth asian country to host a Formula 1 races in Asia, the circuit will stretch for 5.565 km and takes inspiration from a selection of racetracks around the world. Admittedly, some of the 'inspired turns' might be pushing it a little, we can definitely see the resemblance.

 

blogentry-133713-0-60315000-1541749994_thumb.jpgUsing Turns 1 and 2 as an example, fans can see that the 2 corners are based on the opening corners of the Nurburgring F1 circuit in Germany. Meanwhile another section does look like a series of turns from Suzuka.

 

blogentry-133713-0-81962600-1541749997_thumb.jpgFormula 1 fans might also notice the three long straights, with longest one measuring 1.5km which should see cars hitting 335km/h.

 

Do expect more races to be added in the F1 calendar as its owner Liberty Media, has expressed that it wants to broaden the appeal of the sport worldwide.

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